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Faith in EmpireReligion, Politics, and Colonial Rule in French Senegal, 1880-1940$
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Elizabeth A. Foster

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780804783804

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804783804.001.0001

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Civilization, Custom, and Controversy

Civilization, Custom, and Controversy

CATHOLIC CONVERSION AND FRENCH RULE IN SENEGAL

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(p.140) (p.141) 6 Civilization, Custom, and Controversy
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Faith in Empire
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Elizabeth A. Foster

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804783804.003.0007

Providing a contrast to the image of harmony developed around the cathedral’s consecration, Chapter 6 returns to rural Senegal to assess the administration’s religious policies in the wake of the First World War. It commences with a history of the legal status of African Christian converts in Senegal, a key theme in the long-standing civilizing debate between missionaries and administrators, before examining how the issue became

Keywords:   Catholicis, Missionaries, Conversion, Custom, Colonial administration, Casamance, Politics, Civilizing mission, animism

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